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    Default [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    1. Install necessary USB Drivers for Galaxy S5 on the computer.
    2. USB Debugging Mode should be enabled on the phone by navigating to Settings >> Developer Options.
    3. Back up your important data using Helium app
    4. At least 80 percent battery charge.


    Downloads Required

    1. Download the appropriate CF-Auto-Root tool for your device (based on region or carrier) from the following links:

    SM-G900F (International Qualcomm): CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltexx-smg900f.zip

    SM-G900H (International Exynos): CF-Auto-Root-k3g-k3gxx-smg900h.zip

    SM-G900I (Oceania?): CF-Auto-Root-klte-kltedv-smg900i.zip

    SM-G900L (Korea): CF-Auto-Root-kltelgt-kltelgt-smg900l.zip

    SM-G900M (Middle and South America?): CF-Auto-Root-klte-klteub-smg900m.zip

    SM-G900R4 (US Cellular): CF-Auto-Root-klteusc-klteusc-smg900r4.zip

    SM-G900T (T-Mobile US): CF-Auto-Root-kltetmo-kltetmo-smg900t.zip

    SM-G900P (Sprint): CF-Auto-Root-kltespr-kltespr-smg900p.zip

    SM-G900T1 (Metro PCS): CF-Auto-Root-kltemetropcs-kltemetropcs-smg900t1.zip

    SM-G900W8 (Canada): CF-Auto-Root-kltecan-kltevl-smg900w8.zip

    2. Download Odin v3.09
    Steps to Root Galaxy S5 Running on Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware
    Step 1: Extract CF-Auto-Root and Odin 3.09 zip files using WinZip or any other extracting tool.

    Step 2: Turn off the Galaxy S5 and boot it into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together until a construction Android robot icon with a warning triangle appears on screen. Then tap Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.

    [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers-download1-640x480-.jpg

    Step 3: Launch Odin on computer as an Administrator.

    [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers-openodin.jpg

    Step 4: Connect the Galaxy S5 to computer via USB cable while it is still in Download Mode. Wait until Odin recognises the device and once the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn light blue with the COM port number. Furthermore, an Added message appears on screen if the device is successfully connected.

    [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers-odinrecognize.jpg

    Step 5: In Odin, click the AP button and choose CF-Auto-Root .tar.md5 file.

    [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers-checkboxes.jpg


    Step 6: Ensure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected in Odin. But, the Re-Partition option must be unchecked.

    Step 7: Verify the previous step and click Start in Odin. The root installation process will now begin.

    [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers-start.jpg

    Step 8: Once the root installation is done, your phone will reboot and soon a PASS message with green background appears in the left-most box at the very top of Odin. You can now disconnect the USB cable to remove the phone from computer
    [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers-success.jpg
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    Note: Many Samsung devices include a flash counter that keeps track of how many times you have flashed custom firmware to your device. Triangle Away app helps to reset the flash counter on your device to zero.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5

    Nice write up. Some constructive critiquing? For the last step in the first set above the download links, I would suggest using a different font size and color (like red), to ensure people see that warning.

    Otherwise, thank you for showing the root method!

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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5

    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Nice write up. Some constructive critiquing? For the last step in the first set above the download links, I would suggest using a different font size and color (like red), to ensure people see that warning.

    Otherwise, thank you for showing the root method!
    Edited .. thank you
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Will must try. But I've one question.

    Sent from my SM-G900H using AC Forums mobile app
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Quote Originally Posted by Masum56k View Post
    Will must try. But I've one question.

    Sent from my SM-G900H using AC Forums mobile app
    The answer is 16.

    Seriously, what's the question?
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Quote Originally Posted by Ramer84015#AC View Post
    The answer is 16.
    What you mean by that, Buddy? Answer 16??


    Btw,
    My question is very simple..
    For any kind of mistake, if I failed to Root my device successfully; then what I'll have to do with my bricked phone?

    Actually I faced same problem, while I tried to jailbreak my iPhone.

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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Quote Originally Posted by Masum56k View Post
    What you mean by that, Buddy? Answer 16??


    Btw,
    My question is very simple..
    For any kind of mistake, if I failed to Root my device successfully; then what I'll have to do with my bricked phone?

    Actually I faced same problem, while I tried to jailbreak my iPhone.

    Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk
    It's called humor Take a look at your original post, there was not question to answer to.

    As far as rooting, if you follow the instructions in the original post, you won't brick your phone. Your signature shows you're using the SM-G900H so make double sure that you download that version from the OP to your computer and follow the directions in the OP. It literally will take only about 5 minutes (or less) to root your phone. On the other hand, if you aren't sure how to do it, I'd advise not to root.
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    What you mean by that, Buddy? Answer 16??
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Quote Originally Posted by mobilecrackers View Post

    6. The CF-Auto-Root tool provided in this guide is compatible with Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F) only. Do not attempt installing it on incorrect variants as it may brick the device. Verify the model number of the Galaxy S5 by navigating to Settings >> About Phone
    .
    Will not this method work for SMG-900H model??
    If Yes,, Please edit the Original Post(1st post)..


    Today I'm attempting to root my device.. So please answer me quickly..
    I'm waiting..
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Quote Originally Posted by Masum56k View Post
    Will not this method work for SMG-900H model??
    If Yes,, Please edit the Original Post(1st post)..


    Today I'm attempting to root my device.. So please answer me quickly..
    I'm waiting..
    Edited.
    it will work if you follow the instructions
    Dont' Forget to press Thank you button and like button when you get an answer
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Quote Originally Posted by mobilecrackers View Post
    Edited.
    it will work if you follow the instructions
    Yes Boss. I've successfully root my device. It's really very easy...

    Thanks for the Tutorial..

    Btw, As I didn't find any Custom Rom for G900h model; So can you tell me- How to build a Custom Rom? Any Tutorial?

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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Quote Originally Posted by Masum56k View Post
    Yes Boss. I've successfully root my device. It's really very easy...

    Thanks for the Tutorial..

    Btw, As I didn't find any Custom Rom for G900h model; So can you tell me- How to build a Custom Rom? Any Tutorial?

    Sent from my SM-G900H using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: [GUIDE] How To Root Galaxy S5 : mobilecrackers

    Quote Originally Posted by mobilecrackers View Post
    OMG. That's a huge task.
    Btw, thanks a lot for the Tutorial link.



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